Together We Have
Together We Can
Theorist Fest 2019
"Behind by Mask" by Akirash
Gaga & Toolbox
Theorist Fest 2019
Theorist Fest 2019
Theorist Fest 2018
Theorist Fest 2019
Theorist Fest 2019
Theorist Fest 2019
"Behind by Mask" by Akirash
Theorist Fest 2019
Theorist Fest 2019
Theorist Fest 2019
Anthem by The Theorists
Matt Shields & Friends Theorist Fest
Theorist Fest 2018
Hiraeth by The Theorists
String Theory
Daniel Martinez (Monterrey)
Anthem by The Theorists
Anthem by The Theorists
Anthem by The Theorists
Theorist Practicum
American Beauties by The Theorists
Anthem by The Theorists
Conversation While Dancing
Celebrating 93 Years
"What if"
Theorist Fest 2019_Photo by Sarah Annie
 
Our Vision

The Theorists are a nexus for international multi-disciplinary artists to reach across borders, experiment with impossible tasks, and practice the ethos of optimism daily. 

 
Origin Story

Our name  comes from our eldest Theorist, William Twain Morrow (age 94)

for his insatiable desire to ask, “what if?” 

 
Our Practices

Our year-round TBX [ Toolbox ] Laboratory is a training program that includes weekly classes, workshops, choreographic residencies, and professional development.

Beginning with ourselves, we are agents of change. It is our goal to equip movers with efficient tools under the mentorship of specialized teachers and amplify their creative voice in discourse with the community. We can not evolve alone. We experiment with Fighting Monkey™, Classical Ballet, Gaga, Countertechnique®, Gyrokinesis®, and Feldenkrais® as part of our continuously growing Toolbox.


For more information on our class schedules, fees, and current teaching artists, check out our residencies. 

 
Our Performances

Based in Austin, Theorist collaborators hail from Guatemala, México, Brazil, Columbia, South Korea, across the US, and deep in the heart of Texas. Their research and performances have been shared in NYC, India, Monterrey, México City, Puebla, Phoenix, Guadalajara, DFW, Detroit, Tulsa, Albuquerque, Birmingham, Huntsville, Richmond, and Houston. 

 

The annual Theorist Fest features 50+ multi-disciplinary artists from across the States, México, India, and the Middle East in Austin at the Mexican American Cultural Center. 

 

Art-fiction portrait/exhibition “Batsheva,” is written by Saundra Goldman and produced by Rino Pizzi with the artistic guidance of Deborah Hay. “The Lady of” solo was selected by Nancy Wozny as Arts and Culture’s standouts for the 2014-15 season and “Carry On” received the 2016 choreographic exchange award for the 2017 Detroit Dance City Festival Gala and Dumbo Dance Festival. Excerpts of evening-length works toured Grace Street Theater, The Majestic, Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Moody Performance Hall, Eisemann Center, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Zilker Hillside Theater, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa Ballet Studio K, and the Fort Worth Modern among others.